Tom and I both breathed huge sighs of relief as we finally motored through the lock gates of Island Harbour on Monday afternoon. After months of preparation and goodbyes we’d done it- we we’re off! In ‘the real world’ we would have been picking the kids up from school at that time – instead, after fueling up and lots and lots of waving at Cowes as we went by we were out into the Solent heading west for Lymington.
We hoisted the sails – both of us feeling pretty rusty – having spent so much time preparing we’ve not had much time for actually sailing recently. That’s all about to change!